JOHANNESBURG – Wednesday, 01 November 2023: Continuing with the resolve for better education, Sasria SOC Ltd (Sasria) has partnered with the University of Cape Town (UCT) Online High School to ensure more learners are afforded quality education.
The learning programme which was launched by UCT on 31 July 2023 sees Sasria investing R6 million that will be used to support economically disadvantaged, and talented learners through the high school’s ‘Learning Liberated Scholarships Programme.’ These are learners that have potential, aspire to pursue tertiary education, and intend to make a positive and impactful contribution to South Africa (SA). In a five-year period, the learners will have 50 percent of their online tuition fees covered.
The UCT Online High School, launched in January 2022, has seen a rising number of interested parents seeking to enrol their children. In its first year, 4,000 learners were enrolled. Since the launch of this programme, and with the 2024 academic year fast approaching, there is a clear need for financial support as over 8 000 families have shown interest in finding out if their children would qualify for the partial scholarship, covering grades 8-11.
Tshepiso Chocho, Executive Manager for People Management at Sasria, said: “We want to expand the reach of quality education to all learners in the country, this is not something that we can do alone. UCT Online High School and its partners have made it easy for us to be part of the solution, and we hope more corporates will come on board.’’
Chocho believes that the interest shown indicates a growing need for accessible, quality education across SA. She further said Sasria supports the provision of quality education and has confidence that the UCT Online High School is the right partner, in this digital age, to deliver such quality at an affordable cost.
Munei Tshiovhe, Corporate Partnerships Manager at UCT Online High School, said: “I see the partnership with Sasria SOC Ltd as a beacon of hope, illuminating the path to a future where education knows no bounds. I embrace this opportunity with unwavering determination because I understand the immense potential it holds for reshaping the landscape of learning. I believe that, together, we can nurture the minds of tomorrow, empowering them to build a brighter world.”
The application deadline has been extended until 17 November 2023 and is only open to Grade 8-11 learners, in 2024.
For more information on the programme, such as the criterion to qualify, please visit www.uctionlinehighschool.com/scholarships
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Phone: 072 243 0978
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